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McHenry brush pickup starts this week

McHENRY – Brush pickup for McHenry residents started this week.

Residents should have their brush near the curb by 7 a.m. the first day scheduled for their area, according to a news release. It will take several days to complete a section and no callbacks will be made.

This program is for tree material only; yard waste can be disposed of through the city’s waste pickup program. No stumps or roots will be taken.

Residents should make sure branches do not fall into the street, that all branches are as long as possible and no more than five inches in diameter, and the cut ends of the brush should be facing the road. Branches will be left behind if they cannot be put through the chipper safely.

The section that began Tuesday includes neighborhoods north of Route 120 and west of the tracks, including Lakewood, all of Lakeland Park, Brittany Park, Martin Woods, Chesapeake Hills, Wooded Ridge and parts of Lakeland Shores.

The next section will start the week of Sept. 8 and will include areas north of Route 120 and east of the tracks, including Mill Creek, Olde Mill Ponds, Riverside Drive, the Oaks of McHenry, Millstream, Timber Trails, Riverside Hollow, the Veterans Memorial Park area, Liberty Trails, Lincoln Hills, Hunterville and areas east of the river.

Pickup for the area south of Route 120 and east of the tracks will start Sept. 15. The areas covered include Edgebrook Heights, Green Valley, Country Club Estates, the Country Club subdivision, Brittany Heights, Main Street, Waukegan Road and east of the river.

The week of Sept. 22 will cover areas south of Route 120 and east of the tracks, including McHenry Shores, Pebblecreek, Foxview Highlands, Biscayne Highlands, Oaks of Irish Prairie and Morgan Hill.

Pickup that starts Sept. 29 will cover sections south of Route 120 and west of the tracks, including Winding Creek, Trails of Winding Creek, Fox Ridge, Malibu Estates, Abbey Ridge, Patriot Estates and Crystal Lake Road.

The final week, which starts Oct. 6, will cover the area south of Route 120 and west of the tracks, including Whispering Oaks, Cooney Heights, Glacier Ridge, Woodcreek, Burning Tree, Deerwood, Pheasant Valley, Boone Creek, Park Ridge Estates, Legend Lakes and parts of Lakeland Shores.

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